Time’s Pendulum Swings Again by Joy M. Lilley

Time’s Pendulum Swings Again by Joy M. Lilley.

Jenny is working as a nurse, when she meets Seb. She is a young woman, living with her mother and has had a strict religious upbringing.

Seb is a handsome, successful surgical registrar and Jenny is incapable of resisting his charms. They fall in love, buy a flat and move in together, against Jenny’s mother’s wishes. Then one day, Seb confesses to Jenny that he is already married with two young boys.

Can a heartbroken Jenny pick up the pieces of her life?

“I could see she was pleased that I had found myself a boyfriend who was a doctor, but knowing my mother, I think she would have been far happier if his skin had been white.”

Review by Tony Bassett: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Tale of romance and woe. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2023. Verified Purchase. This is a beautifully-written tale of romance and woe featuring a conscientious nurse, Jenny, who falls in love with a dashing Nepalese surgical registrar she works with. Despite cultural difference and warnings from Jenny’s mother, the pair fall headlong in love before she discovers the heart-breaking news, he has a wife and two boys in his country. She is obviously devastated and vows to have nothing more to do with him. Ten years later, she learns the doctor’s marital union had been a loveless, arranged marriage. She is lonely. Can they pick up the pieces of their once close, trusting relationship? This was a short, easy-to-read novel that was difficult to put down.

Product Details:
Print Length: 74 Pages
Language: English
Adult Readers: Romance (Contemporary)


Message from Author Joy M. Lilley: “Hello, my name is Joy Gerken, pen name Joy M. Lilley.

I write, blog and was a trained nurse all my working life, until I retired in 2015.

My first novel is titled “Figs, Vines and Roses” a tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century.

My second novel is called ‘The Liberty Bodice’. This is a completely different genre to the first novel and follows the trials and tribulations of a young girl working for the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E) in W.W.2.

You can also find my short story ‘Lost and Found’ published in Liphar short stories Vol 1. (Liphar short stories) by Liphar magazine.

In 2016 my novella ‘Times Pendulum Swings Again’ was published. This tells of a hospital romance that starts well, until the truth about the surgical registrar admitting to his nurse girlfriend that he is married with two sons back home in Nepal.

‘Strawberry moon’ (my fourth release) is a crime, mystery set in the Dordogne, France.

Just released (February 2020) ‘One Chance Encounter’ is a Contemporary Romance.”

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